Dublin: the ultimate city break


Dublin is hands down one of the most amazing cities in the world to explore. Here’s how to squeeze the most out of it in one weekend.

Great For
  • Culture
  • Food and Drink
  • Music
  • Pubs
  • Sightseeing
  • Known For

    Friendly people | Nightlife | Music | Lively pubs | Great food | Literature

  • Major Attractions

    Phoenix Park | Temple Bar | Kilmainham Gaol | Trinity College

  • Access and public transport

    Access and public transport: Dublin Airport | Heuston (train) station | Connolly (train) station | Dublin Port | Luas | DART

Brunch by the river, then roar like a Viking. Shop 'til you drop, then walk with the luminaries. Go to a gig, then dance like a diva. Do it all in a weekend in Dublin. And that's just for starters. Find what you're looking for at the Little Museum of Dublin's intriguing U2 Exhibition. Check out the Irish Whiskey Museum complete with a taster of the 'water of life'. Then appease those hunger pangs with with a slap-up feast of old Dublin fare at The Woollen Mills. Pull up a stool for a trad session at Whelan's, check out the mixers at the Vintage Cocktail Club and take things late at the one and only Dice Bar.

Hop on the DART for a trip around the bay... 25 minutes and you're devouring crab cakes at The Bloody Stream in Howth or scaling gorse-covered mounds on Killiney Hill followed by seafood chowder in The Tramyard in Dalkey. Urban kayaking, mountain-biking and boat trips to lighthouses... they're all on the menu, too.

Let's be real, a weekend in Dublin is the muse behind the music, the craic of the comedy, the village atmosphere cuddled up in a cosmopolitan city. TripAdvisor named it Europe's friendliest – twice! Isn't it time you made friends on the ultimate city break?

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